30 total reviews
I cannot say enough about our photographers! Karyn and Joe won our hearts over at our first meet-and-greet, wowed us with the engagement photos, and eased us through the big day!
They go above and beyond and really work to make you feel comfortable, excited, relaxed, and confident. They're married themselves so it's great to swap stories and see the two interact. I'm sure it helps them to work together so flawlessly!
Their photographs are beautiful and they both have an eye for the "right" shots. The pictures are wonderfully framed and Karyn and Joe know their lighting! Additionally, they go out ahead of you and scope the area so they know exactly which locations they want to use for back settings.
(As for price, my husband and I felt like we needed to start running like we stole something. They're really worth more.)
I really can't say enough about how much we enjoyed spending time with them and working them! They'll photograph our kids some day!
Karyn and Joe are amazing to work with! They are laid back, relaxed, and so much fun! Not only did our families love them, WE are SO happy we had them photograph our big day! The work is stunning! They are the best at what they do and you can truly tell! Would recommend them to anyone!
Karyn and Joe were a pleasure to work with from the begining. They did my sister's wedding so I already knew how great they were. Karyn is on top of it. She promptly returns e-mails and does her best to accomodate her clients. Joe and Karyn came all the way to Chicago to take our engagement pictures. They took incredible pictures in Chicago as always. We spent an entire day with them and felt very comfotable. It feels like you are hanging out with a friend. Their enthusiasm they have for their work really sets them apart. Their pictures have style and are unique. On our wedding day they could not have been more helpful. They did everything they could to make us feel comfortable. They really go above and beyond to capture the special moments of the day. My husband and I love all the photos they took. There are so many incredible photos we don't know which ones to frame! We would strongly reccommend them. Their work is top notch and they are a joy to work with!
My husband and I can not even place into words how incredible Joe and Karyn were. From our engagement sessions, my boudoir session and our wedding, they were absolutely on POINT.
Lets start with communication, not only did I receive numerous emails from Karyn, but I never once had a question as to what was going on. They were so professional and knew exactly what they were doing A all the way to Z.
THEY KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING!! I was the type of bride that didn't want to deal with all the nitty gritty details, I wanted to show up and have an amazing time with my husband and because of this duo and the wonderful Modern Day Floral team we got to do just that. Karyn spent numerous hours with me on the phone giving me ideas for timeline, as well as, other little things that I don't feel any other photographer would have taken the time to do.
The May's are some of the most "real" people I have ever met. I felt right away I could be myself in front of the camera. Even my husband (who isn't exactly that comfortable in front of the camera) was incredibly photogenic because he felt so as ease. I feel like it really helped my husband having Karyn AND Joe there. He could relate to Joe and they instantly hit it off. It was wonderful for the day of the actual wedding too, because Joe shot the guys all day and Karyn was with us doing "girly things". :)
BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS!!! I have NEVER i mean NEVER felt more beautiful in my life than I do when I look at the photos they took. From our engagement photos to our wedding photos they really captured the true beauty of us individually and as a couple.
If you are like me, I was pretty skeptical of doing a "boudoir shoot" for the sheer fact that I don't feel I have a "sexy bone" in my body. Karyn assured me that you don't have to be "sexy" to do these photos. I walked in feeling a little uneasy (my own issues not hers), but I knew my husband would cherish these photos forever. All I can say is "WOW!" The photos she took were SO tasteful, classic, classy, and caught every ounce of my personality. I am so happy I decided to do a shoot because I know I would have regretted it.
I am rating Karyn May Photography a 5 Star, but I would times that by 1000 if I could. They have amazing communication, they take beautiful photos and they are some of the most genuine people I know. You would be silly to consider anyone else!
Olivia and Adam Kipen
Karyn and Joe are by far the best wedding photographers! I first met Karyn and Joe in 2010 at my best friend's sister's wedding in Grand Haven. Since then, Karyn and Joe have been the photographers in 3 other friend's weddings and now mine! Karyn and Joe are SO nice and they capture the most beautiful photos. They were very quick to respond to any questions I had and were very professional from the start to the end. I highly recommend using Karyn and Joe if you want the best photos EVER!
Let me start out by saying- HIRE KARYN MAY PHOTOGRAPHY! They will, without a doubt, give you everything you are looking for in capturing the best day of your life. Karyn & Joe are a pleasure to work with. They made my husband (who isn't the biggest fan of getting his picture taken) and I so comfortable. Our pictures turned out absolutely beautiful. Karyn & Joe know how to capture the special moments of the day without flaw, and, in turn, create a story that is uniquely YOU! They are such an excellent team. When you book with Karyn May Photography, you are getting two photographers that are supremely talented and love what they do. Go with Karyn & Joe- it will be the easiest and best decision you will make for your perfect day!
We received a referral from a friend (who's pictures were absolutely gorgeous) and were super excited that Karyn was available on our wedding day. Because we live out of town we didn't get to do an engagement session, but we were able to meet Karyn and Joe for coffee before the wedding to go over the final details and get to know each other a bit. They really wanted to understand what was important to us, what we envisioned for our wedding day and photos and had great suggestions and advice for us from their vast experience. When the big day arrived everything went wonderfully. They had great locations picked out for us and kept the pictures moving along without missing any details. We couldn't have asked for better photographers to spend our entire day with, they were true professionals and wonderful people to be around. We highly recommend them to anyone looking for a photographer.
We first fell in love with Karyn's photographs after finding her online, we absolutely loved her blog and the moments she was able to capture through her pictures. More than just the quality of the photo's, it was really important to my husband and I that we found a photographer we really had a connection with. From the first time that we met with Karyn and Joe we knew we had made the right decision. They are two of the most genuine people we have ever met, and throughout the process of our engagement photos and wedding we really felt that they understood our vision. They also had great recommendations for other vendors, including the amazing Modern Day Floral that we ended up using for our florals and event planning. On the day of our wedding, Karyn and Joe were amazing, they had unique suggestions for photos, were always on time, and really made both of us, our wedding party and family and friends feel so comfortable throughout the day. They really have a sense of calmness and ease about them that truly made our wedding day unforgettable from beginning to end. Even with trying to coordinate a large wedding party and many family photographs, Karyn and Joe never seemed stressed or overwhelmed. We can't wait to see the photos from our wedding day, but have no doubts that they will be incredible. Karyn and Joe really have a way of bringing out the little details and special moments in their pictures that we love. We feel so blessed to have met both Karyn and Joe and hope that they can bring this feeling to so many other couples in the future, love you guys!
Karyn and Joe may are great photographers, and a great couple to work with. We are so happy that we decided to have them photograph our big day, as we had a wonderful time working with them and the photos turned out great. They are very fun, flexible, professional, and enjoyable to be around. We cannot recommend them enough. They are the perfect team to capture your big day.
From our first contact with Karyn and Joe, we knew we were in good hands! Karyn was very easy to talk to when planning the wedding and had helpful suggestions throughout. They even came to Chicago for our engagement photos downtown, which turned out *amazing*!! During our wedding day, they helped to keep us (as well as our family) relaxed and organized.
Karyn and Joe make a great team, friendly and fantastic to work with and the photographs are amazing, we can't recommend them enough!!!
Love Karyn and Joe. They are both incredibly professional, present, and engaged with their clients. We loved having them part of our day.
Karyn and Joe were such an amazing couple to work with! They made my husband and I feel very comfortable during the engagement shots and at the wedding, and we had a lot of laughs with them. We were able to make suggestions on where and how we wanted to be photographed, and they gave us great suggestions as well. It is really nice working with a married couple, because you get two angles on the photography. We LOVE their work and love their personalities! They also offer many different packages for different price points, which we really liked.
Karyn and Joe were a great team to work with. We really enjoyed having two photographers to capture all aspects of our day. You can't go wrong with choosing Karyn and Joe for your wedding.
Karyn and Joe did an amazing job from start to finish with our wedding photography. They focus on providing amazing service to a smaller number of clients so they can perform the best service possible. They make sure your event is their number one focus. They focus on creating photographs that are unique to your personality and do an amazing job capturing the in-the-moment photographs that become so special to you. Not only do they take the time to get to know you, they also go ahead to your location to ensure great photography locations prior to your photo shoots. Every photograph they give you has passed their rigorous standards to ensure you are happy with their work. We are extremely pleased we chose to have Karyn and Joe be our photographers!
Karyn and Joe photographed our engagement session and wedding this year. They did an amazing job and were the easiest vendors we've ever worked with. My husband and I loved how comfortable they made us feel, especially since neither one of us are very photogenic. They were with us for every step of the way on the wedding day but were never obtrusive. They were real ninjas in the way they captured photos from afar and from various angles. We absolutely love our photos and highly recommend them!
Karyn and Joe were fantastic throughout the entire process from engagement photos until we received our prints from our wedding. Our friends, family and bridal party were so impressed with their professional yet fun style. We chose Karyn and Joe because we wanted a clean but classic look to our photographs and that is exactly what we got.
Karyn was AMAZING she had great ideas and suggestions. She is extremely friendly and easy to work with. She works with her husband Joe which is nice because you get two different perspectives. I would highly recommend Karyn!
Karyn and Joe May are exceptional photographers who we now consider to be our friends. From the moment my then-fiancé and I first met with them last fall regarding wedding photography, we had an instant connection and felt relaxed and comfortable with both of them. They have incredible talent and capture beautiful moments with precision and quality that is remarkable. While Karyn May Photography has a signature style (which is gorgeous), Karyn & Joe were also willing to accommodate to any special photo requests. They made us both feel comfortable and natural while photographing us, so that they truly were able to capture "real-life" moments between us during both our engagement session and on our wedding day. We feel that we received more than our money's worth by working with them, and are truly so happy to have chosen Karyn May Photography to photograph our special day. We would recommend them to anyone. -Lauren
My husband and I were married In July at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel. When we first began planning our wedding we knew exactly what we we're looking for when it came to our photography... We wanted clean and candid photos and wanted to be able to enjoy our wedding day, not being dragged every which way for pictures. Karyn and JOe make the best team. Having two photographers (especially one male and one female) was AWESOME. They exceeded our expectations in every way and our photos are beautiful. There are so many to choose from we haven't even been able to decide on our albums yet. We cannot say enough good things about Karyn May Photography!
Karyn May Photography is absolutely the best out there! Choosing the perfect photographer is such an important, yet time consuming, part of the planning process. We looked through so many pictures from several different photographer's websites, but none stood out to us. That is until we came upon Karyn May's website. The pictures were so beautiful and natural, and we just loved the work. We contacted Karyn for more info, and she was really friendly, professional and answered all of our questions. On the day of our engagement session, we were having such a blast that the time just flew by. Karyn and Joe made us feel so comfortable and at ease. My husband hates taking pictures, and never even once complained or asked what time it was. I was impressed! On the day of our wedding, Karyn and Joe were right on time and ready to start shooting. They were such a blast and easy to work with. Our whole family even commented on how great they were! Karyn and Joe worked as such a great team together, we couldn't wait to see the pictures. When we got the pictures, the results were absolutely amazing. They were so detailed on the shots they captured and everything looked fantastic. We couldn't have been happier with their energy, professionalism, and quality of work. We highly recommended Karyn May Photography!!
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Fresh, Romantic, Stylish Wedding Photography
Photography is an art of observation, it remembers little details long after you have forgotten everything. life is a true gift, every relationship and bond has meaning and beauty is everywhere! Our goal is to share our love for photography through images you can cherish for a lifetime.
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- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2014
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